The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
Two journalists working for an independent newspaper are to stand trial for "defaming" judges in an article published in 2012, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported on Monday.
12 Nov 2013 06:55
Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.
By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013 09:50
South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.
18 Oct 2013 09:08
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
After a number of it's journalists have been detained and arrested in Egypt, Al Jazeera reports that it will be taking legal action against Egypt's government.
12 Sep 2013 12:10
In an attempt to provide its users with more flexible on-demand subscriptions and bigger selection of data option, Vodafone Egypt has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) to deploy Ericsson Mobile Broadband Charging (MBC).
9 Sep 2013 08:39
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
NEWSWATCH: And they're back in the news, instead of reporting it... You've got it... the SABC... because it seems its Hlaudi Motsoeneng wants 70% of the news to be positive, reports Mail & Guardian, which also reports that the 'sunshine' policy is not good news in Media Monitoring Africa' eyes. But some good news anyway, EWN reports that Egyptian authorities have released South African photographer Adil Bradlow.
By Rod Baker 2 Sep 2013 06:29
MTN on Wednesday (14 August) reported a 22% rise in headline earnings per share to 654c for the six months to June‚ up from 536c a year ago. Diluted headline earnings rose to 649c from 532c.
14 Aug 2013 13:05
According to an infographic on One, Twiplomacy found that African leaders lead the way when it comes to having conversations on Twitter. The infographic also shows the best connected, most followed, and most active African leaders on Twitter.
2 Aug 2013 09:10
In the past two weeks, two Egyptian journalists were killed while covering protests and clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and opposition activists.
11 Jul 2013 09:55
MasterCard, the National Bank of Egypt and Etisalat, have announced the launch of 'Flous', the mobile payment wallet in Egypt, which will bring Etisalat Egypt's subscriber base safe and convenient payment services through the power of their mobile phones.
25 Jun 2013 13:31
BRUSSEL, BELGIUM / CAIRO, EGYPT: Europe's Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes has welcomed a pledge by Egypt to maintain an 'open' Internet that would not be subject to government shut downs, as was the case during the 2011 uprising.
29 May 2013 11:43
BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese tourist who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument was hunted down by angry Chinese Internet users who prompted his parents to apologise, state media reported yesterday.
28 May 2013 12:06
Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, on Monday, 13 May 2013, launched a new foundation initiative that will focus on Africa's youth and employment, Digital Jobs Africa.
14 May 2013 11:02
The 11th edition of the shnit International shortfilmfestival will be held 2-6 October 2013, in Cape Town, as well as Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Buenos Aires, the US, Nigeria, Egypt, Costa Rica and Singapore. International submissions are open for films of all genres, with a total length up to 40 minutes.
6 May 2013 10:44
CAIRO: Egyptian police arrested an Islamist television show host on Wednesday, 1 May 2013, after a court sentenced him to a year in prison for slandering an actress, a police official said.
3 May 2013 07:40
WASHINGTON, USA: How important were Twitter, Facebook and other social media in toppling regimes in the Arab Spring uprisings?
11 Mar 2013 12:02
Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria's foremost financial institution, has partnered with the Goethe-Institut of South Africa and Steven Markovitz to support African Metropolis, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and executive producer Steven Markovitz, with further support of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
11 Mar 2013 10:34
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013 10:33
2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013.
By Dr KF Lai 21 Feb 2013 11:07
Global Knowledge, the global provider of IT and business skills training, have announced it will be holding the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device): A Blessing or a Curse? roadshow across the Middle East and Africa region from 17-27 February 2013. The free to attend roadshow will be conducted by Global Knowledge's BYOD experts and will also mark the first time Global Knowledge will be conducting the roadshow.
11 Feb 2013 10:04
Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday, 5 February 2013, introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa's economic development to improve its global competitiveness.
6 Feb 2013 11:40
Egypt's presidential spokesman Dr. Yasser Ali sent a message Thursday [17 January 2013] to The Washington Post under the banner "Egypt is not suppressing media."
21 Jan 2013 11:41
The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a series of investigations into independent Egyptian newspapers on accusations of insulting the president or reporting false news. Some newspapers and media professionals face formal charges in connection to their critical reporting, according to news reports.
7 Jan 2013 16:18
The latest developments in Egypt and the wait for results after Ghana's election were both stories on the African continent on Tuesday, 11 December 2012.
By Michael Fitzpatrick 12 Dec 2012 13:05
Egypt erupts in protest again. Tempers fray in Kenya but is alliance-building worth the effort?
By Michael Fitzpatrick 29 Nov 2012 13:52
After extensive testing, SEACOM, last week, activated the second of its two terrestrial routes across Egypt. It is reported that SEACOM is the only East Africa cable system to have the capability of providing resilience across Egypt to its customers for traffic routed to Europe and the US.
14 Nov 2012 10:19
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